New Feature: Announcements for the Status Pages (Pro Plan)

A status page is a very easy-to-setup, nice and automated way to share the status of the websites/servers with visitors, users and teammates.

And, the ability to share additional info with users like current issues or an upcoming maintenance can only make it better.

Announcements in Status Pages

We have just added this feature (in the Pro Plan) where it is now possible to add announcements to the status pages and the feature can be viewed in action at Uptime Robot’s status page.

How to use it?

The feature can be reached from My Settings>Public Status Pages>Any status page>Announcement icon.

Status Page Announcement

There are currently 3 announcement types:

  • info
  • issue
  • maintenance

which covers almost all use-cases and we are open to suggestions for additional ones.

An announcement can be set to be published and auto-resolved/archived at a future date.

And, hoping that it’ll help for a better communication with users and teammates.

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Comments

  1. Allan

    Nice feature, though I can’t immediately see how we could use it.

    We have lots of websites on a single server, and a separate status page for each site (client). If we perform server maintenance, we would want to apply an announcement across multiple sites at once – it’s not practical to create separate announcements for each status page, so is there a way of applying an announcement to multiple pages at once (like the Bulk Actions for monitors)?

    Thanks

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    1. Allan

      In addition, how about linking the Maintenance Windows to the Announcements – so that if there is a Maintenance Window set up for one or more monitors, the Status Page automatically shows an announcement of that Maintenance Window if it applies to the monitors covered by the Status Page? I’m thinking that when you create a Maintenance Window, you could add the Annoucement Details as part of setting up the Maintenance Window.

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      1. Umut Muhaddisoglu Post author

        That is an addition in the roadmap and it is planned to be optional.

        Reply
    2. Umut Muhaddisoglu Post author

      Noted this as a great suggestion.

      Reply
  2. Alessandro Bertoldi

    Good update,
    very useful for informing several customers and team members at the same time.

    Reply
  3. Heinz

    Announcements: Good idea! But why collapsed? I’d prefer to have it visible.

    Reply
    1. Umut Muhaddisoglu Post author

      Update the view to be visible if there are active announcements is definitely possible.

      We are now collecting feedback and would love to fine-tune afterwards.

      Reply
  4. Przemysław Lepiarz

    Great news, thank you.
    Is it possible to add/eddit nnouncement through API?

    Reply
    1. Umut Muhaddisoglu Post author

      Actively working on the addition.

      Reply
  5. Lukas

    Please, add this feature to the API. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Umut Muhaddisoglu Post author

      Actively working on the addition.

      Reply

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